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good morning, everybody. glad to be with you. no apologies from mitt romney. he's defending videotape remarks he made at a private fundraiser in may. romney says nearly half of all americans believe they're victims entitled to extensive government support and he said his role is not to worry those people. susan mcginnis is live in washington with more. >>. >> good morning, terrell. this is pretty bad timing for the romney campaign. today is exactly seven weeks before the election. romney -- the campaign called a press conference at 10:00 p.m. last night eastern time, and no, he did not apologize, but he tried to clarify. at a private $50,000 a plate fundraiser in florida last may, unaware he was being recorded, mitt romney said nearly half of americans are victims who feel entitled to government support. "mother jones" magazine released
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the video on monday. >> there are 47% who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they're entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. that's an entitlement, and the government should give it to them, and they will vote for this president no matter what. >> romney called a press conference monday night to address the video. he says he was talking about the challenges of winning the election. >> among those that pay no tax, approximately 47% of americans. i'm not likely to be highly successful with the message of lowering taxes. and likewise, those who are reliant on government are not as attracted to my message of slimming down the size of government. >> reporter: romney says he's not trying to win over those voters. >> and so my job is not to worry about those people, i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> reporter: romney also said he had to be careful how to deliver his message to people who voted for president obama in 2008.
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>> because they voted for him, they don't want to be told that they're wrong, that he's a bad guy, that he's corrupt. >> reporter: the obama campaign was quick to respond to the romney tape, calling it shocking. the obama camp issued a statement that said it's hard to serve as president for all americans when you've disdainfully written off half the nation. president obama dealt with a similar situation campaigning in 2008. he was secretly recorded telling donors that many on the right cling to guns and religion. vice presidential candidate paul ryan uses that comment frequently in his campaign appearances. this was in des moines, iowa, on monday. >> this is guilty as charged. >> reporter: romney did not retract anything he said in the video. he does admit it was not elegantly stated. in response, romney said he was speaking off the cuff in response to a question and he said, of course i want to help all americans. all americans have a bright and
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prosperous future. >> susan, thank you so much. according to the tax policy center, 46.4% of households paid no federal income taxes, but most do pay payroll taxes. a little more than 18% of americans pay neither income nor payroll taxes. of those, more than half are elderly and more than a third have incomes below $20,000. overseas now. this morning a suicide bomber attacked a minivan in kabul, afghanistan, killing at least nine people, including eight foreigners. a van carrying airport workers was the target. an insurgent group says the attack was in retaliation for the anti-islam movie sparking protest throughout the muslim world. and led to the killing of the u.s. ambassador to libya last week. video taken following that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, appears to show libyans tried to rescue ambassador chris stevens. the libyans came across stevens' body in a darkroom after the attack.
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they didn't know who he was, but stevens was alive, cheering "god is great." they put him in a private car and took him to a hospital. stevens died of smoke inhalation. it's unclear what happened to stevens' security detail. in afghanistan, the united states has suspended joint patrols with the military following a rash of attacks. as david martin reports, this latest development is another setback for u.s. efforts to turn over security issues to the afghan people. >> reporter: the order effectively suspends until further notice most of the operations which u.s. and afghan troops conduct side by side. at higher headquarters, afghans and americans will still work together, but in the field, small unit operations putting afghan soldiers alongside americans, the guts of the u.s. strategy to turn the fighting over to the afghans, will be suspended unless an exception is granted by a commanding general. the order was issued after a long weekend in which four american and two british troops
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were killed by so called insider attacks. afghans turning their guns on their supposed allies. joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey called the surge in insider attacks a very serious threat to the campaign. in addition, two marines were killed and eight fighter jets destroyed by enemy fighters who penetrated a heavily fortified base. a taliban video shot the morning after the attack showed smoke still rising from the most destructive enemy attack of the entire war. just as disturbing is the fact that the enemy was able to film this propaganda video from just outside the base. the attack began at 10:00 p.m. friday night when a band of 15 enemy fighters somehow eluded detection by security cameras, which scan the entire perimeter. dressed in u.s. army uniforms, they cut their way through outer wire and blew a hole through the base wall. armed with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenade
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launchers and suicide vests, they split into teams, each going after a separate target. one went for the jet fighters, another for the fueling stations, and a third for the helicopters. within 30 minutes, the damage was done. a quick reaction force finally arrived, and after a two-hour firefight, killed 14 attackers and wounded one who is now in custody. one u.s. official put it simply. "we have got to do better at protecting our troops." david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. a territorial dispute combined with a solemn anniversary have triggered a new wave of anti-japanese protests in china. it was 81 years ago tomorrow that japan invaded china prior to world war ii. thousands are protesting outside the japanese embassy in beijing, and dozens of japanese businesses have been closed. tensions have been growing over the ownership of a tiny group of uninhabited islands in the east china sea.
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today japanese fishermen landed on one of those islands. the islands lie near valuable fisheries and mineral deposits. striking chicago teachers could vote today on the latest contract proposal from the city. the teachers strike that started monday, rahm emanuel wants the courts to end this strike. the hearing is scheduled for tomorrow. occupy wall street protesters mark the one-year anniversary of their movement to protest corporate greed with marches in several cities across the country. here in new york, nearly 200 people were arrested. randall pinkston reports. >> reporter: supporters of occupy wall street returned to mark the movement's first anniversary. hundreds of activists raised their voices and carried signs, hoping to drum up the kind of support they had a year ago. several protesters clashed with police. >> unfortunately, sometimes you need to get out of the street, make some noise and really disrupt the morning flow of traffic in order to really get your point across. >> reporter: mark bray is an occupy organizer. he said today's movement is as
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much about fighting foreclosure and high student loan rates as it is about ending corporate greed. >> all these issues are related to the issue of wall street, how corporations and financial institutions have too much power in our government, and if we vote for obama or romney, wall street wins. >> reporter: one year ago, this small park in new york's financial district was full of occupy protesters sleeping in tents. this year, active protests are welcome. sleeping protesters are not. some wall street employees say the so called 99 percenters should occupy washington or just get a job. >> the people, unfortunately i feel like they just need to find a home or potentially find work so that they can take care of themselves a little bit better. >> reporter: protesters say they are taking better care of each other, all by supporting a national movement that they insist is still growing. randall pinkston, cbs news, new york. coming up on a tuesday, royal photo fight. a court rules today in the privacy case involving those
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the dow jones industrial average lost 40 points monday while the nasdaq was down five. the market's losses were limited by apple, whose shares reached a high of $699.80 on monday. demand for apple's new iphone 5 drove the price higher. apple is the stock market's most valuable company. here in no, tech fans hoping to get their hands on the new iphone have been waiting outside the apple store for days. the phone will be available on friday. each customer who buys the phone at an apple store will be offered free personal setup service to help them customize their phone. the department of transportation says the number of long delays involving planes stuck on the tarmac in july was more than the previous eight months combined. 28 planes were stuck on the ground for more than three hours. airlines can be fined up to $27,500 per passenger if a flight is stuck for more than three hours. transportation officials also received nearly 2,500 passenger
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complaints in july, up 50% from june. a big reason for most of those delays was a thunderstorm in chicago that delayed 16 flights. and go to mcdonald's in austria and you might hear "would you like noodles with your hamburger." the restaurant chain will debut mcnoodles on its menu later this week. the dish comes with vegetables, salad and chicken. mcdonald's says asian noodles are popular in austria. i like noodles. it sounds pretty good. >> i was looking at the picture. it looks pretty good. mcdonald's, i don't even recognize you anymore. >> i don't either. >> ashley, thank you so much. coming up, your tuesday morning weather. naen sports, a monday night meltdown for broncos quarterback peyton manning. you won't run into kenmore appliances just anywhere.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities across the country. mostly sunny skies with a chance of thunderstorms in miami. 90, variably cloudy in chicago. mostly sunny in dallas, 82. mostly sunny in los angeles, 82. let's check your national forecast. heavy rain, severe thunderstorms and high winds will extend from the mid-atlantic states. tornados are possible. the south can expect much of the same. rain will taper off across the ohio valley, but showers will linger around much of the great lakes. a freeze is likely across northern minnesota and eastern north dakota. wow. most of the west will be sunny and dry. here we go. in sports this morning, end
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of week two of the nfl season. peyton manning and the broncos playing their second straight nationally televised game. the future hall of famer didn't look ready for prime time against atlanta last night. manning gets picked off three times in the first quarter. that allows the falcons to jump out to a 20-0 lead. in the second quarter, matt ryan tosses two touchdown passes. falcons go off 2-0 with a 27-21 win. to baseball, the detroit tigers trying to make up ground against the a.l. central leading white sox. in the fifth, the score tied at 4-4, alex rios goes hard into second base to break up the double play. omar infante's throw to first gets away. that brings the go-ahead run home. white sox extend the division lead to three games over detroit. baltimore continuing its playoff push. the orioles jump off against the mariners on a leadoff homer by nate mclouth. matt wieters with his 22nd homer
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of the year. baltimore goes on to a 10-4 win. the o's now behind a half game of the idle yankees in the a.l. east. olympic gold medal winning snowboarder shaun white has been arrested and charged with public intoxication and vandalism. the 26-year-old allegedly pulled a fire alarm at a nashville hotel sunday morning. a guest chased after white, who then fell and hit his head in his booking photo. white sporting a black eye. white also allegedly destroyed a phone. that is one heck of a saturday night, buddy. he'll be in court october 10th. when we come back, a giant panda at washington's national zoo beats the odds and gives birth to a cub. the odds and gives birth to a cub. with no added sugar. just one glass equals two servings of fruit.
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dense smoke from at least five major wildfires is creating dangerous stagnant air in washington state. some of the worst is in the town of cashmere in central washington. residents there say it's difficult to breathe. the school district cancelled classes at least for today. >> until we see those numbers in a safe level, we're just not going to compromise on student or staff safety. >> hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate. no structures have burned. the smoke has drifted over the cascade mountains to the western part of the state. a black bear club who suffered second-degree burns on all of its paws during an idaho wildfire is expected to make a full recovery. the bear nicknamed boo boo is being treated at a wildlife sanctuary. he was found clings to a tree last month. efforts to find his mother were unsuccessful. the bear is expected to be
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released in the wild by spring. officials at the national zoo in washington are carefully monitoring a new panda cub. the cub was born sunday night and its mother is doing well. we still don't know if it's a boy or girl. the birth was a surprise because may's five unsuccessful pregnancies since her first cub seven years ago. >> the very first thing she did was scoop him up and carry him. she's been such a great mom. she's obviously tired and wants to fall asleep. and she'll put her head down. as soon as that cub squawks, she wakes right up and cuddles him even closer. >> the zoo can keep the cub for four years until it goes back to china. as tradition dictates, the cub won't be named until the first 100 days. i'm glad she actually got pregnant this time. you know if she didn't, they were going to ship poor thing back to china for a new fertile female, as they said. it worked out. coming up, the ceo of ford motors. this is the morning news.
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this week marks the 225th anniversary of our constitution. it was signed in philadelphia's independence hall. another historic artifact there also survived the centuries. as wyatt andrews reports, it plays a big role in ringing in patriotism. >> reporter: almost every year since she was a child, 68-year-old susan phillips has squeezed her way around the support beams and walked to the top of the bell tower of independence hall in philadelphia. that is a tough climb. why is it so important? >> this is a time when we the people have a chance to be we the people and do something instead of by mechanical means. >> reporter: the successor to the liberty bell and you get to toll it. >> yeah, pretty special.
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>> reporter: almost every day, the centennial bell here is rung on the hour by a machine. except for one day, typically on the fourth of july, when phillips brings the ropes. >> we do one, two, and we hit it. >> reporter: a team of bell tollers rings the bell by hand. phillips is the head bell ringer of the independence hall bell ringer society. there are 13 members in tribute to the 13 colonies. membership is normally handed down in families or by personal invitation, but all of the members call it their connection to history. the bells of philadelphia starting with the liberty bell called citizens to hear news of the revolution, and then the declaration of independence. >> i've loved coming here and being just in this atmosphere. >> reporter: 91-year-old keith taylor, a decorated veteran of iwojima, is the oldest member of the society. what is it that's special about
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ringing the bell? >> maybe i can reclaim my patriotism by ringing the bell. >> reporter: taylor's respect for the bell has been handed down to his grandson and his son-in-law. >> i well up all the time. when i ring it, i'm proud to do it and i really enjoy it. >> i think being able to do that, like filling his shoes, is pretty important. >> i would like the idea to go on, that we can still do something to commemorate those who went before us. >> reporter: when members of this society ring this bell in the tower above this city, they are reporting back to the founders across two centuries, the american experiment is still here. wyatt andrews, cbs news, philadelphia. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the fallout from mitt romney's secretly recorded comments at a
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fundraiser. we'll get reaction from rick davis. plus, what's being done to counter so called insider attacks in afghanistan? we'll speak with general richard myers. pastor joel osteen tells us about his new book. that a little later. that will do it for morning news on a tuesday. i'm terrell brown, take care, everybody. i'm terrell brown, take care, everybody. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- ,,,,
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